In 2012: Backup tight end heading into 2013, he red-shirted the 2012 season ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the South Alabama contest.
Prep: Played at Newark High School for coach Butch Simpson ... Team posted a 12-1 record, including 8-0 in conference during his senior season, falling in the state championship game ... Also saw time at wide receiver and linebacker ... Finished with 43 catches for 590 yards and six touchdowns ... Also had 71 tackles and two interceptions on defense ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a tight end... Named all-conference as both a TE and DE ... Blue/Gold all-star selection ... Earned second-team all-conference honors at defensive end as a junior ... Earned second-team all-conference honors on the baseball diamond at designated hitter ... Earned all-conference academic honors ... Rated the No. 21 tight end nationally by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 2 player in Delaware by rivals.com.